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Monday, June 18, 2012

[WoBS] Game Room and Museum Aboard USS Iowa

The video game world has become part of history aboard the USS Iowa. The 1943 battleship, which is opening as a museum in the Port of Los Angeles, will be home to Wargaming.net’s World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Battleships games.

For those who aren’t familiar with the USS Iowa, The ship partook in every major battle in the Pacific during World War II except one, because it was damaged in a typhoon and had to go back and have some repairs done. Bob Rogers, director of media relations and spokesman for the Pacific Battleship Center discusses the illustrious 70 year history of the battleship aboard the vessel in the exclusive video below.

WG.net is looking to do two key projects; one is a gaming center below deck, where people who come on to the museum and have an opportunity at the end of the tour to get to play some of the Wargaming products. The other one is a bridge experience, where we want to work with the museum to create a mock simulation of what it would be like if this ship was in battle and being attacked be warplanes.

In the ship’s below-deck digital theater, WG will offer a window into the past.  A virtual video experience from the bridge will recreate the ship’s role in supporting the American landings at Okinawa, Japan, in 1945. Visitors will see the ship’s impressive turrets as its 16-inch guns rotate and fire at their targets.

In addition, Wargaming is developing a game room on board that will put visitors in Grumman F6F Hellcat warplanes to defend the USS IOWA from attack by Japanese Zeros. There will be 15 stations to defend from.

Full text and videos here.

PS. Latest poll results (votes / %):
Biggest impression of World of Tanks 7.4 public test ?

new game modes  - 1024 (50%)
front transmission of E50/75 - 454 (22%)   
new French tanks  - 340 (16%)  
new premium tanks - 80 (3%)  

smth else - 127 (6%)
The new poll is up. 

38 comments:

  1. Hey Ovi, still no invite for WoWP :( I guess you still have lot of Alpha requests to deal with ?

    ALso, when can we expect something more about World of Battleships? Perhaps a tiny gameplay video too?

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  2. 1. Patience, mate, it will arrive.

    2. Working on them, prolly closer to the next big expo.

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  3. that stuff sounds nice, any chance something like that will apear in europe?

    i wont be able to go to tankfest this year, can u tell me what sweet stuff i might mis?

    Do you know if and when the world of tanks shop will be extended to europe? (i mean the one were u can buy t-shirts and stuff) i am realy looking forward to this one as well.

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  4. So, are you guys going to remove the new game modes from the 'random battle' option on the US/EU versions of patch 7.4?

    I think the majority would appreciate that. The test server was overwhelmingly negative on these two modes not being 'select-able'

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  5. Sounds like a few amazing projects... Good luck!
    Indeed gameplay footage to give me and other players an indication of how it feels to play it would be super appreciated.

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    1. It's a pre-alpha version (WoBS) atm, not intended for public.

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    2. I know - Just wish thinking I guess :p Whats not to like about virtual cannons and explosions hehe

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    3. 1)Are you going to do submarines?

      2)Are you going to do amphibious tanks?
      for example japon is very good in this type of tanks. And it can have better perfonmance over bad terrains and when fisics arrive it can be survive over water zones ;)

      3)Are you going to do a game only with infantry? like WOI (world of infantry) :P

      4) And Finally the people are demanding the Sturmtiger! when it will arrive!

      5) RBT-5 is under consideration?

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    4. 1) There won't be any submarine in WOB
      2) probably when physic released
      3} ofc not
      4) soon as they introduced SPG tier 9, probably? Sturmtiger fit for tier 9 SPG
      5) no news until now

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  6. WoBS may not be the best of acronyms to use for World of Battleships. Mainly because some people will use it to call it World of BS. However thanks for the update. Cant wait for World of Battleships.

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    1. Agreed. An acronym for World of Bull S**t is not where you want to be going. Just use BB, it's kinda the "thing" for battleships anyway. WoBB. Like it. Learn it. Live it.

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    2. Hm looks like we had better change the name. :)

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    3. Don't see the issue as Tanks is known as WoRT/World of Russian Tanks so World of Bull S**t fit right in.

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    4. Perhaps just 'WoB' would be better. I have a feeling WoBS is going to stick though unless WG makes up an even catchier name than World of BS :)

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    5. I Vote for WOWS or World Of Warship because its not only Battleship isn't?

      Will WOB will be same classes as WOT?
      Battleship = Heavy Tanks
      Cruiser = Medium Tanks
      Fregat = Light Tanks
      Carrier = SPG

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  8. when does EU znd NA gets 7.4 ? its already a week on russian servs

    me want french TD's :)

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    1. Think, we can expect them this week.

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    2. Think? I have a bad feeling about this.

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    3. Only if they don't have the new modes in them. If they do - lets just skip this patch ok?

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  9. you mentioned in one of your earlier posts that your next discussion would feature Clan wars news. i think since the cw servers are currently offline that this would be a good time to update every1 of the future of CW.

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  10. Wait, play World of Battleships... on a battleship?!?! That sounds awesome!

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  11. will the 170mm for JagdPzE-100 the stock gun?
    Or it will arrive with the 128mm L/61, and the 170mm is a resercheable gun like 150mm for E-100?

    Other question.
    Now we know that 170mm will be the gun for jagdPzE-100, but what about their large, what is the exact L/?

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  12. i want to see Sovetsky Soyuz class battleship in WOBS

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  13. Will There Be German/Russian 2nd Line TD?

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    1. So In Dickermax case, i see an old German Tech Trees dickermax in tier 6 line, and after i read 7.5 development, they'll put Dickermax to the Premium Tanks, may i ask you why? and are Dev going to replace something for 2nd line TD?

      i believe it's the same issue with Tier 9 Russia That replaced obj 262 or IS6 to IS8..

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  14. Hey Ovi! :)

    You and me as a Patton lover...whisper me, how will the Patton III be better than Patton? Patton is already perfect !! <.< :D

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    1. A little bit better armour and a better gun (M68). :)

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  15. Just been in a game where enemy team got a platoon of tier 8 and we got all tier 7's.

    FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER, FIX THE MATCH MAKER,

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    1. "Working as intended" -- WG officials

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